County Seeks Input on Outdoor Events

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County officials are seeking input from the public on how to make sure large outdoor events in the area stay safe. Right now counties are not required to issue permits for events with fewer than 3,000 people, but officials say smaller events can still get out of control. Land management staff … Continue reading »

Commissioners Discuss Emerald Meadows

EUGENE, Ore. — The terminated Kaleidoscope Music Festival prompted more than two hours of public comment during Tuesday’s Lane County Board of Commissioners meeting. More than 40 people signed up to speak during public comment, most of which revolved around why the Kaleidoscope Music Festival should get a second chance. Lane County may have terminated … Continue reading »

Contract Cancelled for Kaleidoscope

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A controversial music festival recently held at Mt. Pisgah has been cancelled indefinitely. Lane County leaders cancelled the Kaleidoscope Music Festival Tuesday morning at a county meeting. Those who spoke at the meeting and live near Mt. Pisgah say the noise from the Kaleidoscope Music Festival was almost unbearable. County leaders say … Continue reading »

Kaleidoscope Cancelled at Mt. Pisgah

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Lane County Parks Department says it cancelled its contract with OneEleven Events for future use of the Emerald Meadows venue near Mt. Pisgah. The parks department said the decision to cancel the contract followed complaints of loud noise, trash and potential environmental damage to the park during the Kaleidoscope Music Festival. … Continue reading »

Music Festival Concerns Neighbors

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Not everyone was excited about all the music pumping from Mount Pisgah this weekend at the Kaleidoscope Music Festival. Some neighbors say it’s an unavoidable noise they’re definitely not happy about. Residents living nearby say they’ve been making their feelings known from the first day they heard the festival was coming to … Continue reading »

Kaleidoscope Breaks Down

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands flocked to the Mount Pisgah area last weekend for the first ever Kaleidoscope Music Festival. Coordinators say about 20,000 people filled Emerald Meadows over the course of the event. Visitors came from all over Oregon and from 44 states and six different countries. All of whom cleared out Monday. Organizers say … Continue reading »